Political Innovation: Prepping the conversation…

As I noted last night, Saturday’s Political Innovation event at NICVA is about developing ideas. There will be a few set piece session throughout the day, but the rest of the agenda will be decided on the morning. Our new user voice site proved a real boon in Edinburgh teasing out what subjects had popular support before the main event itself.

For Belfast we have a lot of votes for inventing a ‘new non sectarian left’ project (in two different proposals)… Nothing, yet, for a conversation on a new non sectarian right proposition. There’s a proposal from the Open Unionism blog founder editor Geoff McGimpsey for a conversation around:

…how can the blog stop being a publisher (of comment) and start to become an active player? There is a gap for unionist think tank that can agenda set via grassroots engagement. Can a blog fill that gap, and if so how?

You can continue to propose new ideas, comment on others and help shape them up and you’ll be given a bunch of votes, which you can allocate and then re-allocate to move certain ideas up to the top…